By Lynette Rice
Updated May 04, 2010 at 04:23 PM EDT

Image Credit: NBCLate-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon will host the the 62nd Primetime Emmys when they come to NBC on Aug. 29. The awards show will air live coast-to-coast from 5 to 8 p.m. PT., 8-11 p.m. ET.

“Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television’s biggest night,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s executive vice president of alternative programming, in a statement. “His proven skills as a comedian and host — as well as his openness to new ideas — will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast.”

Added Fallon, “Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it.”

This year’s show will be executive produced by Don Mischer Prods. Nominations for the awards will be announced Thursday, July 8 at 5:40 a.m. (PT) from the headquarters for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif.